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fredag 28 april 2017

What would Margaret Oliphant have said about Trump and Brexit?

What would Margaret Oliphant have said about Trump and Brexit?
- Fiction relies upon novelists’ capacity to persuade readers to travel sufficiently far beyond the boundaries of their own experience, circumstances and mindset to imagine inhabiting and seeing the world from another point of view. To create convincing characters and dramatic plots, novelists need to be aware of the elements differentiating individuals and groups from one another as much as the basic human traits which bind us together. Much of Oliphant’s success as a social commentator came from her consciousness of her own multiple identities. Economically she migrated from the relative poverty of a humble clerk’s home, to the upper-middle-class lifestyle of the Home Counties.